All sites migrated away from livius.net

Overview

In an attempt to simplify maintenance and to reduce dependency from custom domains, all livius.net sites were migrated to their original domains, wordpress.com and sourceforge.net.

Procedure

The migration to wordpress.com used the specific XML exchange format (Tools → Export/Import), plus some sed tweaking to fix the image urls.

The migrated sites are:

The old sites were temporarily preserved in the old.livius.net domain.

The migration to sourceforge.net implied a full folder and database transfer, fully preserving the look and the functionality. The image urls were adjusted with sed in the database .sql dump files.

The migrated sites are:

Redirects

To avoid breaking links, redirects were left behind on livius.net, for all migrated domains.

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^livius\.net$ 
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ "http\:\/\/liviusdotnet\.wordpress\.com\/$1" [R=301,L]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^ilegeul\.livius\.net$ 
RewriteRule "^(.*)$" "http\:\/\/ilegeul\.wordpress\.com\/$1" [r=301,nc,l]
...

Similar redirects were used for the SourceForge sites, just that the redirects also accommodate for the new site structure.

livius.net future

The livius.net domain will be preserved as long as possible. However, the HostGator subscription will probably canceled in 2018, and the redirects will no longer be available.